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Revamp your wardrobe with Leeyong from Style Wilderness

Leeyong Soo
Melbourne, Australia
Sub-editor most of the time; freelance translator and writer other times; fashion DIYer, jewellery designer and blogger in spare time!

When did you first start getting crafty and creative with fashion?

I have made clothes since I was about 7, although those were for my toys. I started sewing for myself in high school when I was about 14. Lots of craft adventures and mishaps later, here I am! DIY and upcycling is not only a hobby but a more eco-friendly way of enjoying fashion.

Who are your favorite fashionistas and designers?

I love Toni Maticevski's most recent collection and Valentino has been amazing lately too. I don't have any favourite fashionistas really, but I love checking out street snaps - Miroslava Duma is always interesting and Iris Apfel is probably my all-time favourite. All those accessories!

What are your ultimate style tips?

Don't follow trends - unless you genuinely like them and they suit you. Experiment to see what you feel comfortable wearing (one reason I shop at op shops - so I can play around with my style on the cheap!).

If you could borrow one thing from a celebrities wardrobe, what & who would you choose?

I don't really follow celebrities but anyone with good hair gets my attention as my own is baby-fine and the bane of my existence!

Which fashion blogs do you love to read?

A Pair and a Spare, Tales of Endearment and my friends' blogs here in Melbourne, including Esme and the Laneway,, and

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

DIY and blogging take up most of my spare time - otherwise I'm out looking through op shops or flea markets to find my next project!

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Check out my jewelery website

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What's your favorite...

Favorite TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Favorite Band:
Don't really have any but I have Pandora tuned to The Smiths, Brit Rock and Tricky channels at the moment
Favorite City:
Favorite Movie:
Room with a View
Favorite Magazine:
Peppermint (I write for them, so I'm a bit biased...)
Favorite Fashion Brand:
Don't have one
Favorite Color:
Red or bright pink
Favorite Shop:
Op shops! (Thrift stores)